“Don’t Tell Dad”

“Don’t Tell Dad”

Have you ever heard those words? Whether the words came from your child or you, it's a sure-fire sign that you are headed down the wrong path. I don't say that in judgment. I say it because I've been on that path more times than I care to recall, and it never took me...

Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...

33 Moms with Something to Say

33 Moms with Something to Say

A few weeks ago, I asked a group of moms this question... What is one piece of advice you would give to a mom who is at the beginning stages of this challenging journey? The answers they gave were so thoughtful, I knew I had to share them with you, so here they are:...

3 Lifelines To Keep You Afloat 🌊

3 Lifelines To Keep You Afloat 🌊

3 Lifelines To Keep Afloat Have you ever heard the saying that knowledge is power? That's so true on this journey. As parents experiencing a new world they ever imagined themselves, we often feel an intense battle for control. Living in a world that suddenly involves...

Dear Friend…

Dear Friend…

Dear Friend, No one prepares you for this situation. There’s not a book given out to you when you take your newborn home. It’s not a topic that comes up at a visit with your pediatrician or at a parent-teacher conference. No, instead, this is a situation that comes...

Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Brene Brown said, "When we run from our struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye." Well, recently, one of my struggles sat down right in front of me and my friends, I did not like what I saw. I saw myself as a mama. A mama who loves...